The latest patients include eight local infection cases in Hai Duong and five imported cases in Kien Giang, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
All the these cases have been quarantined before being tested positive for the virus.
The same day, 16 patients were declared free of COVID-19, taking the total recoveries to 1,892.
Viet Nam experienced the third wave of local transmissions since January 27, with 857 cases reported in 13 cities and provinces to date, in which Hai Duong is hit hardest with 673 cases, followed by Quang Ninh (61), Ho Chi Minh City (36), Ha Noi (35), Gia Lai (27), Binh Duong (six), Bac Ninh (five), Hai Phong (four), Dien Bien (three), Hung Yen (three), Bac Giang (two), Hoa Binh (two), and Ha Giang (one).
As the COVID-19 situation has been controlled well, Hai Duong decided to lift social distancing and lockdown on Chi Linh City and Cam Giang District from March 3.
Ha Noi authorities decided to reopen schools from March 2 after the city has gone 13 days without new community infection case of COVID-19./.
By Huong Giang